WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Explore our newest permanent exhibit gallery.
ACTIVITIES YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS
Cosmic Rays Compete with the crews of other ships as you explore space by playing Beyond Our World, a multiplayer space adventure in Cosmic Rays, a completely unique gaming environment. And don't forget to check your score on the Big Board!
Solar Projection Table The Sun is 93 million miles away; but at the Solar Projection Table, you can see images of sunspots and solar flares up close, all projected on a five-foot-wide table. At this exhibit, you can stare at the Sun!
What does your heat signature look like compared to others when captured by our infrared camera? At this exhibit, you will see your body's different temperatures converted to colors and projected in real time as you walk in front of the Infrared Wall. So, how hot or cold are you?
Have you ever been X-rayed? Do you use a remote control? Learn how the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum makes these things (and more) possible at the only-one-of-its-kind, 100-inch multi-touch table. Move objects through the different wavelengths of the EM spectrum, see how different they look, and learn why. Explore the ultimate in energy – radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma rays!
TEST BED - now closed
In order to make way for a brand-new exhibit gallery, Test Bed which included Moonwalk is currently being deconstructed. To learn more about Test Bed's replacement, Adventure Gallery, click here.
SOLAR SYSTEM SURVEY
Take a walk through our solar system and discover the relationships between the planets and their moons, how much you weigh on Jupiter or Saturn, and why we have seasons. Visitors will have the solar system at their fingertips through interactive stations. Highlights include:
Worlds of Wonder
This five-foot digital sphere uses internal digital projection to tell the story of the solar system not just in ways we can see but also with topographic maps, atmospheric data, geological features, and more.
Tilt A World
Using a specially designed navigation table, visitors can tilt and twist the surface to explore the Earth. A robust database of satellite imagery allows the visitor to zoom in to find their favorite location or zoom out to get the big picture.
See if you can make them move without ever touching them. Aim a beam of light onto the solar panels of these light-powered whirligigs and watch them dance!